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US regulator 'freezes' lottery ticket boiler room scam

US regulator 'freezes' lottery ticket boiler room...Lock icon

A boiler room scam selling shares in a lottery ticket company that spent investor money on strip clubs, among other things, has had its assets frozen by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Published : 29, Mar 2017
Best and worst countries for expats

Best and worst countries for expats

With the clock now ticking on the UK’s departure from the European Union, some people are rethinking their living and employment situation. Click through the slides below to find the best and worst expat destinations, according to research firm InterNations.

Published : 29, Mar 2017
US regulator shuts down scam targeting elderly investors

US regulator shuts down scam targeting elderly...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented an emergency asset freeze and temporary restraining order against an investment adviser and his financial management company accused of scamming elderly investors out of millions.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
BlackRock and Vanguard call for delay to US adviser reforms

BlackRock and Vanguard call for delay to US adviser...

BlackRock and Vanguard have called on US officials to delay the introduction of landmark rules forcing financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients, raising concerns the new regulations will confuse investors and add unnecessary costs to the financial service industry.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
US equity flows reverse as Trump rally falters

US equity flows reverse as Trump rally falters...

Equity funds suffered their first annual weekly outflows from US investors since the election of Donald Trump, according to Lipper fund flows data.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Record inflows for US inflation-linked bond ETFs

Record inflows for US inflation-linked bond ETFs...

US inflation-linked bond ETFs saw record inflows in February, according to Lipper data. European investors are taking advantage of break-even inflation rates that are lower than they probably should be.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
Capital Group to launch US bond fund in Asia

Capital Group to launch US bond fund in Asia

Despite expectations of rising US interest rates, Capital Group intends to launch a bond strategy in Asia that targets investment grade US corporates.

Published : 14, Mar 2017
Harlequin Property creditors called to bankruptcy meeting

Harlequin Property creditors called to bankruptcy...Lock icon

Creditors of stricken overseas investment scheme Harlequin Property SVG have been invited to a meeting on 31 March 2017 to vote on the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee and investigators.

Quilter's bets on 'Trump lite'; remains wary of 'dark Donald'

Quilter's bets on 'Trump lite'; remains wary of...Lock icon

Quilter Cheviot’s Alan McIntosh is optimistic about what president Trump will mean for markets but with Brexit and European elections still to come this year, he is hedging some of his bets.

Published : 13, Mar 2017
Economy's resilience to ‘power' US equities, says Kames

Economy's resilience to ‘power' US equities, says...

A surprise rise in US business and consumer confidence during February has convinced Kames Capital’s multi-asset head to conclude that US equities have farther to climb.

Published : 8, Mar 2017
Canada taxman denies amnesty as more IoM schemes uncovered

Canada taxman denies amnesty as more IoM schemes...Lock icon

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has denied it is offering an amnesty to citizens using offshore company structures to avoid paying tax, adding that it is investigating a number of schemes it has uncovered on the Isle of Man.

Published : 7, Mar 2017
Canada vows to curb tax dodgers amid KPMG offshore scandal

Canada vows to curb tax dodgers amid KPMG offshore...Lock icon

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has vowed to do a “better job” tackling tax evasion and tax avoidance following a high-profile exposé into how wealthy individuals used an Isle of Man-linked offshore scheme to avoid paying C$130m (£79m, $97m, €91m) in taxes.

Published : 6, Mar 2017
US equity funds to watch based on their AUM

US equity funds to watch based on their AUMLock icon

The largest US equity funds are dominated by managers with a great deal of experience who focus on companies with the potential for durable growth.

Published : 3, Mar 2017
US Labor Department proposes 60-day delay to adviser reforms

US Labor Department proposes 60-day delay to adviser...Lock icon

The US Labor Department has proposed a 60-day delay for the start of the fiduciary rule, which requires financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients, in a move signalling a possible derailment of the controversial reforms.

Published : 2, Mar 2017
Newcomer US equity funds to watch

Newcomer US equity funds to watchLock icon

US equity funds launched in the past three years show a renewed interest in small-cap companies with strong competitive advantages.

Published : 2, Mar 2017
US equities to watch based on their three-year performance

US equities to watch based on their three-year...Lock icon

The top performing US equity funds over three years show that a disciplined and patient approach continues to pay off.

Published : 2, Mar 2017
US equity bull market to keep on rolling: Morningstar

US equity bull market to keep on rolling: Morningstar...Lock icon

After a slow start, US equities gathered steam towards the end of 2016 to become the sector's best performer, a sign that the durable US bull market keep on rolling.

Published : 2, Mar 2017
Warren Buffett slams high fees, fetes Vanguard founder

Warren Buffett slams high fees, fetes Vanguard...

Warren Buffett, the ‘Oracle of Omaha’, has attacked the high fees levied by active fund managers while lavishing praise on his “hero”, Vanguard founder Jack Bogle.

Published : 27, Feb 2017
Harlequin nears liquidation after court refuses more time

Harlequin nears liquidation after court refuses...Lock icon

Beleaguered overseas investment scheme Harlequin Property SVG is a step closer to liquidation after the High Court in St Vincent and the Grenadines refused to grant more time for the managers to file their proposal to creditors.

US equities – the Trump honeymoon period continues

US equities – the Trump honeymoon period continues...

A little over a month into Donald Trump’s presidency, US equity indices are at record highs and money keeps flowing into the asset class. Are markets right to be sanguine?

Published : 22, Feb 2017

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Standard Life cuts Asia insurance profile with Hong Kong sale
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